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Birch's Close in Hockliffe

Birch's Close is a Street in the Bedfordshire village of Hockliffe and measures approximately 215 metres long.

There is only one street named Birch's Close making it unique in Great Britain.

Birch's Close is within the area of Central Bedfordshire Council who provide services such as refuse collection and are responsible for the collection of council tax and the local parish council is Hockliffe.

Birch's Close has been given the Unique Street Reference Number of 35100247 in the National Street Gazetteer.

The average elevation of Birch's Close is roughly 102.10 metres above sea level. with the highest point being 103.10 and the lowest point being 101.60. A change of 1.50 metres.

Birch's Close is located within the county of Bedfordshire which is in the East of England region of the UK. 35.96 miles North West from the centre of London, 8 miles North West from the centre of Luton, 10.8 miles South East from the centre of Milton Keynes and 12.52 miles North East from the centre of Aylesbury.

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Green Circle = 10 Minutes Walk (800 metres)
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Sunset and Sunrise times for Birch's Close

Sunrise04:41
Sunset21:23

Latest Weather Conditions for Birch's Close

Observed at Weather Station:Woburn 16 June 2021 at 10:00 (6.14 miles away)
Current Weather:Clear night
Temperature and Humidity:22.1°C (54.2%)
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Budget Hotels near Birch's Close Hockliffe

Budget Hotel NameDistance (miles)
1: Name:Travelodge Toddington M1 Southbound
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Address:641 Dunstable Rd, Luton, LU4 8RQ
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Elevation - Height Above Sea Level in Metres

Height of Birch's Close above Sea Level in Metres
Average HeightMin HeightMax HeightDifference
102.10101.60103.101.50

Frequently asked Questions for Birch's Close

What Council (Local Authority) is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the local authority area of Central Bedfordshire Council Council which is a .

What Parish Council is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the area of Hockliffe Parish Council.

What Electoral Ward is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the ward of Heath and Reach.

What County is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire.

What Constituency is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the constituency of South West Bedfordshire.

What Part of the UK is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the East of England region of the United Kingdom.

What County Council area is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the Central Bedfordshire Council area.

What Police Force area is Birch's Close in?

Birch's Close is located within the Bedfordshire Police area.

Known Residential Addresses for Birch's Close

10 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU, 17 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU,
11 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU, 26 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU,
11a Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU, 30 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU,
14 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU, 32 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU,
16 Birchs Close, Leighton Buzzard, Hockliffe, LU7 9LU,

Roads that have a Junction with Birch's Close

Road NameRoad NumberJunction Type
A5junction
Kilby Roadjunction
Nine Landsjunction
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Location Details

Birch's Close
Map showing the location of Birch's Close
Latitude51.928856
Longitude-0.581870
OS Easting (X):497497
OS Northing (Y):226591
OS Grid Reference:SP975266

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Birch's Close

  Population Statistics

ONS Area CodeE00088726
ONS Area NameIndustrious Transitions
Average Age43.48
Area Population2169.00
Male Population1097.00 (51%)
Female Population1072.00 (49%)
Benefit Claimants26 (1%)
LSOA Code:E01017577
LSOA Name:Central Bedfordshire 019A
SOA Code:2b
SOA Name:Prospering countryside life
MSOA Code:E02003637
MSOA Name:Central Bedfordshire 019
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Nearest Supermarkets

Tesco Appenine Way Express
1-4 Aries Court, Appenine Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3XW
0345 026 9323
Distance: 2.63 Miles
Directions from Birch's Close to Tesco Appenine Way Express
Morrisons Houghton Regis
High Street, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5BJ
01582 863304
Distance: 3.06 Miles
Directions from Birch's Close to Morrisons Houghton Regis
Morrisons Leighton Buzzard
Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1WS
01525 851909
Distance: 3.3 Miles
Directions from Birch's Close to Morrisons Leighton Buzzard
Tesco Dunstable High St Esso Express
High St North, Dunstable, LU6 1LW
0345 026 9890
Distance: 3.38 Miles
Directions from Birch's Close to Tesco Dunstable High St Esso Express

 Telephone Information

Area Code
Area Code: 01525 - Leighton Buzzard
Area Code: 01582 - Luton

Local Government

Local Council Details
Within the area of Central Bedfordshire Council
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Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ
Send email
Telephone Number: 0300 300 8000
Local Member of Parliament
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of South West Bedfordshire
The Member of Parliament is Andrew Selous
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In the 2019 General Election Andrew Selous won with a majority of 18,583 the result was Con hold. The total electorate was 79,926
Wards, Parish Councils and County Councils
Ward: Heath and Reach Ward
Parish: Hockliffe Parish Council
Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire

Nearest Car Parks

Tithe Farm Car Park
Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
Houghton Regis
LU5 5HA
Distance: 3.10 km (click for directions)
Telephone: 03003008005
Operated by: Central Bedfordshire Council
Bedford Square Car Park
High Street, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
Houghton Regis
LU5 5ES
Distance: 3.11 km (click for directions)
Telephone: 03003008005
Operated by: Central Bedfordshire Council
Totternhoe Knolls Car Park
Castle Hill Road, Totternhoe, Bedfordshire
Totternhoe
LU6 1QG
Distance: 3.20 km (click for directions)
Picnic site. One of the 5 Knolls.
Telephone: 01582500920
Operated by: National Trust
Westfield Road Car Park
Westfield Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Dunstable
LU6 1DN
Distance: 3.34 km (click for directions)
Free parking. Up to 3 hours no return within 1 hour except for permit holders.
Telephone: 03003008005
Operated by: Central Bedfordshire Council
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Nearest Schools

Hockliffe Lower School
Distance: 0.33 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 1 Outstanding ( Inspected 16/06/2010)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 61
Address: Hockliffe Lower School, Woburn Road, Hockliffe, LU7 9LL
Head: Mrs Nicola Benger (Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch's Close to Hockliffe Lower School
Stanbridge Lower School
Distance: 1.48 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good ( Inspected 16/05/2013)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 130
Address: Stanbridge Lower School, Tilsworth Road, Stanbridge, LU7 9HY
Head: Rosemary Godwin (Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch's Close to Stanbridge Lower School
Toddington St George Church of England School
Distance: 2.35 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 1 Outstanding ( Inspected 14/05/2008)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 340
Address: Toddington St George Church of England School, Manor Road, Toddington, LU5 6AJ
Head: Mrs Jane Spencer (Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch's Close to Toddington St George Church of England School
Beaudesert Lower School
Distance: 2.39 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good ( Inspected 05/02/2015)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 242
Address: Beaudesert Lower School, Appenine Way, LU7 3DX
Head: Mrs Vanessa Pearce (Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Birch's Close to Beaudesert Lower School

Nearest Hospitals

Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Address: Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ,
NHS Sector
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01582 491166
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Distance: 5.17 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Steppingley Hospital
Address: Ampthill Road, Steppingley, Bedford, MK45 1AB,
Independent Sector
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Distance: 6.49 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to Steppingley Hospital
Milton Keynes Hospital
Address: Standing Way, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD,
NHS Sector
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01908 660033
Visit Hospital Website
Distance: 9.4 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to Milton Keynes Hospital
BMI The Saxon Clinic
Address: Chadwick Drive, Eaglestone West, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LR,
Independent Sector
BMI Healthcare
Telephone: 01908 665533
Visit Hospital Website
Distance: 9.5 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to BMI The Saxon Clinic

 Nearest Dentists

Dentists near Birch's Close

Distance (miles) Name Address Telephone
NHS Dental Practices in Birch's Close
2.57 Church Square Dental Practice 19 Church Square, Toddington LU5 6AA
3.06 Houghton Regis Dental Practice Bierrum House, 105-111 High Street, Houghton Regis LU5 5BJ
3.13 Perfect Profiles 27 Bedford Square, Houghton Regis LU5 5ES
3.13 Houghton Regis Health Centre Bedford Square, Houghton Regis LU5 5ES
3.13 Mobile Dental Unit South Houghton Regis Health Centre, Bedford Square LU5 5ES

Nearest GP Surgeries

Doctors near Birch's Close

Distance (miles) Name Address Postcode Telephone
NHS GP Practices near Birch's Close
2.48 Toddington Medical Centre Luton Road, Toddington LU5 6DE tel:01525 872222
3.12 Houghton Regis Medical Centre Peel Street, Houghton Regis LU5 5EZ tel:01582 866161
3.44 Salisbury House Surgery Lake Street LU7 1RS tel:01525 243890
3.59 Dr Jl Henderson & Partners 29 Bassett Road LU7 1AR tel:01525 373111
3.60 Lrs At Ridgeway Court Unit 6 Ridgeway Court, Grovebury Road LU7 4SF

Nearest Dispensing Chemists

Pharmacies near Birch's Close

Distance (miles) Name Address Postcode Telephone
Chemists near Birch's Close
2.48 Pharmag Ltd Luton Road, Toddington LU5 6DE tel:01525 872093
3.12 Houghton Regis Pharmacy Houghton Regis Medical Centre, Peel Street, Houghton Regis LU5 5EZ tel:01582 866315
3.13 Lloydspharmacy 17-18 Bedford Square, Houghton Regis LU5 5ES tel:01582 865777
3.44 Cox & Robinson Pharmacy 17-19 Lake Street LU7 1RS tel:01525 383686
3.49 Lloydspharmacy 3-5 Market Square LU7 1EU tel:01525 372175

Nearest Opticians

Opticians near Birch's Close

Distance (miles) Name Address Postcode Telephone
Opticians near Birch's Close
2.43 Punch Opticians Ltd - Toddington 18 High Street, Toddington LU5 6BY
3.13 Brown And White Opticians Ltd (houghton) 1 Bedford Square, Houghton Regis LU5 5ES
3.43 Kings Opticians (north Street) 2 North Street LU7 1EN
3.49 Allders Opticians (leighton Buzzard) 1 Market Square LU7 1EU
3.58 Boots Opticians (leighton Buzzard) 22 Waterborne Walk LU7 1DH

Nearest Libraries

Toddington Library
9 Market Square, Toddington, LU56BP
Telephone: 3003008069
Distance: 2.55 Miles
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Directions from Birch's Close to Toddington Library
Houghton Regis Library
Bedford Sq, Houghton Regis, LU55ES
Telephone: 3003008058
Distance: 3.13 Miles
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Leighton Buzzard Library
Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU71RX
Telephone:
Distance: 3.42 Miles
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Directions from Birch's Close to Leighton Buzzard Library
Dunstable Library
Vernon Place, Dunstable, LU54HA
Telephone:
Distance: 3.82 Miles
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Directions from Birch's Close to Dunstable Library

Transport

Nearest Rail Stations

Leighton Buzzard Station is 4.15 miles away.

Address: Leighton Buzzard station, Station Approach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2LY

Leighton Buzzard is situated on the West Coast Main Line and is managed by Grand Central North West.

Leighton Buzzard Station is staffed on a part time basis.

Directions from Birch's Close to Leighton Buzzard Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Balham01:17:00
Berkhamsted00:16:00
Berkswell01:15:00
Birmingham International01:22:00
Birmingham New Street01:41:00
Bletchley00:07:00
Canley01:08:00
Cheddington00:05:00
Clapham Junction01:11:00
Coventry01:06:00
Crewe02:49:00
East Croydon01:35:00
Hampton-in-Arden01:19:00
Harrow & Wealdstone00:36:00
Hemel Hempstead00:20:00
Imperial Wharf01:06:00
Kensington Olympia01:00:30
London Euston00:49:00
Long Buckby00:43:00
Marston Green01:26:00
Milton Keynes Central00:13:00
Norbury01:24:00
Northampton00:32:00
Rugby00:55:00
Selhurst01:31:00
Shepherd's Bush00:58:00
Smethwick Galton Bridge01:46:00
Stafford02:21:00
Streatham Common01:22:00
Thornton Heath01:27:00
Tile Hill01:12:00
Tring00:11:00
Watford Junction00:28:00
Wembley Central00:40:00
West Brompton01:03:30
Wolverhampton02:04:00
Wolverton00:17:00

Harlington (Bedfordshire) Station is 4.33 miles away.

Address: Harlington station, Station Road, Harlington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6LD

Harlington (Bedfordshire) is situated on the East Midland Main Line and is managed by Govia Thameslink Railway (Thameslink).

Harlington (Bedfordshire) Station is staffed on a part time basis.

Directions from Birch's Close to Harlington (Bedfordshire) Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Balcombe01:45:00
Bedford00:17:00
Brighton02:12:00
Burgess Hill01:57:00
City Thameslink00:53:00
Cricklewood00:46:00
Earlswood (Surrey)01:40:00
East Croydon01:19:00
Farringdon00:53:00
Flitwick00:04:00
Gatwick Airport01:48:00
Harpenden00:18:00
Hassocks02:01:00
Haywards Heath01:52:00
Horley01:48:00
Leagrave00:05:00
London Blackfriars00:58:00
London Bridge01:02:00
London St Pancras International00:49:00
Luton00:10:00
Luton Airport Parkway00:13:00
Norwood Junction01:13:00
Preston Park02:07:00
Purley01:27:00
Redhill01:38:00
Salfords (Surrey)01:43:30
St Albans City00:24:30
Three Bridges01:52:00
West Hampstead Thameslink00:40:00
Wivelsfield01:55:00

Leagrave Station is 5.51 miles away.

Address: Leagrave station, Compton Avenue, Leagrave, Bedfordshire, LU4 9BA

Leagrave is situated on the East Midland Main Line and is managed by Govia Thameslink Railway (Thameslink).

Leagrave Station is staffed on a part time basis.

Directions from Birch's Close to Leagrave Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Balcombe01:40:00
Bedford00:21:00
Brighton02:07:00
Burgess Hill01:52:00
City Thameslink00:48:00
Earlswood (Surrey)01:35:00
East Croydon01:14:00
Farringdon00:48:00
Flitwick00:09:00
Gatwick Airport01:43:00
Harlington (Bedfordshire)00:04:00
Harpenden00:13:00
Hassocks01:56:00
Haywards Heath01:46:00
Horley01:43:00
London Blackfriars00:53:00
London Bridge00:57:00
London St Pancras International00:44:00
Luton00:05:00
Luton Airport Parkway00:08:00
Norwood Junction01:08:30
Preston Park02:02:00
Purley01:22:00
Redhill01:33:00
Salfords (Surrey)01:39:00
St Albans City00:19:00
Three Bridges01:44:00
West Hampstead Thameslink00:35:00
Wivelsfield01:50:00

Cheddington Station is 5.98 miles away.

Address: Cheddington station, Station Road, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, LU7 0SQ

Cheddington is situated on the West Coast Main Line and is managed by Grand Central North West.

Cheddington Station is staffed on a part time basis.

Directions from Birch's Close to Cheddington Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Apsley00:18:30
Berkhamsted00:11:00
Berkswell01:17:00
Birmingham International01:25:00
Birmingham New Street01:44:00
Bletchley00:12:00
Bloxwich02:14:00
Bloxwich North02:16:00
Bushey00:29:00
Canley01:10:00
Cannock02:23:00
Coventry01:08:00
Hampton-in-Arden01:22:00
Harrow & Wealdstone00:32:00
Hednesford02:27:00
Hemel Hempstead00:15:00
Kings Langley00:21:30
Landywood02:19:00
Leighton Buzzard00:05:00
London Euston00:45:00
Long Buckby00:46:00
Marston Green01:29:00
Milton Keynes Central00:18:00
Northampton00:35:00
Rugby00:57:00
Rugeley Town02:34:00
Rugeley Trent Valley02:37:00
Tame Bridge Parkway02:01:00
Tile Hill01:14:00
Tring00:06:00
Walsall02:08:00
Watford Junction00:24:00
Wolverton00:22:00

Nearest Airports

London Luton Airport is 9.36 miles away Directions from Birch's Close to London Luton Airport
London Oxford Airport is 31.86 miles away Directions from Birch's Close to London Oxford Airport
London Heathrow Airport is 31.88 miles away Directions from Birch's Close to London Heathrow Airport
London Stansted Airport is 36 miles away Directions from Birch's Close to London Stansted Airport

Nearest Ferry Services

Kew Pier is 33.09 miles away

Directions from Birch's Close to Kew Pier

Richmond St. Helena Pier is 34.54 miles away

Directions from Birch's Close to Richmond St. Helena Pier

Richmond Landing Stage is 34.67 miles away

Directions from Birch's Close to Richmond Landing Stage

Savoy Pier is 35.12 miles away

Directions from Birch's Close to Savoy Pier

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Junction: M1 J12/A5120 - 3.43 Miles Away

Directions from Birch's Close to M1 J12/A5120

Junction: M1 J11/A505 - 5.37 Miles Away

Directions from Birch's Close to M1 J11/A505

Junction: M1 J13/A421(T)/A421/A507 - 6.81 Miles Away

Directions from Birch's Close to M1 J13/A421(T)/A421/A507

Junction: M1 J10/M1 - 8.51 Miles Away

Directions from Birch's Close to M1 J10/M1

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Attraction Name: Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure - Woburn Safari Park
Country Parks
Distance: 4.46 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure - Woburn Safari Park
Attraction Name: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Wildlife
Distance: 6.1 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Attraction Name: Pitstone Windmill
Historic Properties
Distance: 7.01 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to Pitstone Windmill
Attraction Name: Pitstone Green Museum
Museums & Art Galleries
Distance: 7.21 (miles)
Directions from Birch's Close to Pitstone Green Museum
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